Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

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Well, this is it....this is where I say goodbye to you all for the holidays! It's been the most amazing year for me, Absolutely Beautiful Things and Black & Spiro and for that I have to thank you all as you are my supporters, my friends and my clients. Your continued interest, support and enthusiasm for me and my work has certainly overwhelmed me this year and I am truly humbled by each and every comment you leave me or email you send me.

Over the holidays make sure you watch out for the January issue of Australian Country Style magazine in which our beach house at Stradbroke Island will be featured {sneak peek above}. Back in October I was very lucky to work with talented stylist Shannon Fricke, amazing photographer Jared Fowler, intelligent and super interesting writer Barbara Sweeney.....and the very lovely Victoria Carey {deputy editor of Country Style}. What a lovely group of people they are and I would just like to thank them so much for including our Stradbroke beach house in the January issue.

Well my friends, I truly hope that you all have an amazing Christmas and that the New Year brings you all that you dream for. I will be taking a few weeks away from the blog to spend with my family at the beach and I will be back here sometime around the 19th January 2009 with lots of 'Absolutely Beautiful Things' to share!

Take care, Merry Christmas & bye for now....

xx
Anna

56 comments:

Katy said...

have a happy holidays!

MelsRosePlace said...

Merry Christmas Anna and family..i will be counting the days until our holiday, Mel xx (i will be in absolute heaven!!)

Varun Gupta said...

Wish u Merry Christmas. I liked your Christmas post... I also want to present my Christmas 2009 just like yours. Would you be interested to exchange link with my PR4 Blog.

Visual Vamp said...

And thank you for a wonderfuk year of great posts!
And congrats on the shoot!
Merry Christmas!
xo xo

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Melinda for the photos! So kind of you to send them to me!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
x
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Visual Vamp!!

Anna Spiro said...

Happy Holidays to you too Katy!!

cindercircle said...

how beautiful blog!! really cute objetcs and amazing houses!
sorry for my bad english..
I add this blog to my favourits ok?
Kisses and Merry Christmas!!

windowsshopper said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family, Anna.

From a regular reader in Texas -- you brighten so many days for me with your beautiful and inspiring photographs. I pray 2009 is a wonderful year for you and yours.

A friend from Texas~~
Stephanie

scott said...

Have a fantastic holiday with your family...what a great plan! We'll miss you and look forward to hearing from you in the middle of January!

Ivy Lane said...

Anna, Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your wonderful posts and the beautiful inspiration you give!

la la Lovely said...

Merry Christmas, Anna. Enjoy every minute of your break and holidays with your family!
xx Trina

Ps- Hope they will have the photos online of your photo shoot for us Americans!

Marybeth said...

Anna,
Have a great holiday with your family and friends. Thanks for the fabulous year of visual treats on your blog.
Marybeth

TheDecoDetective said...

Merry Christmas Anna!
Trudi =)

Lisar said...

Your blog has been one of the loveliest I have discovered this year...so thanks...can't wait for the Aussie Country Style....it is one magazine which I can say I have purchased every edition since it started...one of my fave's... Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas and a very Happy 2009...Lisa

pve design said...

cheers!

Julia said...

The merriest of Christmasses to you Anna! I look forward to your return in January! xo Julia

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your feature in Country Style - one of my favourite magazines. Can't wait to see it.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Catherine

Porchlight Interiors said...

Happy Christmas Anna and congratulations on getting your Stradbroke house in County Style Mag - will definately be getting a copy! Tracey x

Isabel said...

Merry Christmas and a happy 2009 full of more aboslutely beautiful things !!!!

Enjoy the beach and your holidays !!!

Isabel from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Velvet and Linen said...

Merry Christmas, Anna.
I will have to find out where to get Country Style here in the states.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful style.

xo
Brooke

Piecake said...

I'm generally a lurker, but had to come out from hiding to say congrats on the magazine spread. Your site is a refreshing break during my workday, so thanks for that.
Have a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a blissful and prosperous new year.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Happy Christmas and thank you for all your fab posts, always inspirational.
Michelle xo

eddieross said...

Have a wonderful holiday! Looking forward to new posts in 2009!

A-M said...

OMG - how fabulous - Country Style - you must be bursting with excitement! It's hard to believe the year is over. Our little ones won't be the 'little ones' next year at school (did you faint too when you received the account!? - maybe I won't be doing that extra cabinetry!). Have a lovely relaxing holiday and thank you for such wonderful inspiration and advice during the year. A-M xx

AnastasiaC said...

congrats on the article Anna - its a great mag and Im sure the images are going to be beautiful!! will look out for it!
have a merry christmas!!

Dana said...

Merry Xmas Anna, I hope you have a great time :)

Babelfish said...

Warm wishes to you and your family for the holidays, and a fantastic new year!

Villa Anna said...

Dear Anna, wishing you and your family a truly magical Christmas and a healthy, happy, safe and prosperous new year. I'm so excited about the jan issue of CS!!! I can't wait for a new full year of ABT inspirational posts!

Anna xox.

annechovie said...

Anna~
Your blog is such a source of cheer and inspiration. Wishing you the best Christmas ever, a wonderful vacation at the beach and a fabulous new year!
XO

Millas hem said...

I was here!
Nice blog you´ve got!
Hugs Camilla

Rhonda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I look forward to your return.
A fresh new start for the year. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Congratulations to you! Hope you are off having a FAB time! ENJOY! Fifi

Le brocante said...

Have a Great New Year!!!all the best!
J

Yoli said...

Happy New Year sweet Anna! Thank you for filling us with beautiful things year round.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Jst drop by to greet you a very blissful NY...

Take care & God Bless...

Sarah V said...

Thank you for all the fabulous & insprational posts on ABT this year...
Wishing you & your family a wonderful New Years - and just can't wait for the Australian Country Style edition to come out to see your gorgeous holiday home & work!
Thanks again, Sarah x

www.palatialliving.blogspot.com

Sarah V said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year... and thank you so very much for all your wonderful inspirational and creative blogs. I love checking each day to see what next you have found!
Can't wait for the spread in Australian Country Style on your gorgeous holiday home and work - such a fabulous Aussie style mag!
Thanks again & enjoy!
Sarah x

www.palatialliving.blogspot.com

hmstrjam said...

Hello I recently stumbled your blog, love the aesthetics! I really like the office cluster wall 2008, love the wall paper and framed baroque style hanging of artwork, would definitely like to hang some of my work in this manner. Have you seen the work of photographer Tim Walker and artist Hugo Guinness? I think you would really like them both. Cheers down under (I studied art in Sydney for a semester! Lot of great aboriginal prints and inspirations to be found...)
Jamie

Karena said...

Anna, Happy New Year! I would love to get a copy featuring your lovely beach home!

agus said...

I like your blog and your photos are beautiful, I like them very much. I wish you happy New Year 2009 from Poland!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Happy New Year! Look forward to more great posts!

a little bird said...

happy 2009!!

xo

Nicola said...

Hope you are having a great break! Looking forward to seeing your beach house pics in the mag. Happy New Year Anna.

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Anna, I am new to the land of blog so had to tell you that I am enjoying your's emensley. Congratulations on the Country Style spread you must be thrilled. Hope your enjoying your break and look forward to reading all about it.

Michaele said...

Aw, wish we could get Australian Country Living here!

Happy New Year though- hope your holidays were wonderful!

Michaele

Lin said...

Congrats on appearing in Country Style! Your place is gorgeous!
Cheers to a great New Year! I'll be checking back here often!

KINHA said...

Hi,ANA! Gostei muito do seu blog, pois adoro decoração de interiores.eu espero sua visita em meu blog. I wait your visit on my virtual house too. http://amigadamoda.blogspot.com

leptitpapillon said...

Waahh!! Pretty blog!!
I discovered your blog thanks to:
Creature Comforts
Happy 2009!

IRENE said...

Happy New Year to you!Wishing you joy, beauty, love and inspiration, and excellent health to help pull your lovely projects together.

edward and lilly said...

I just discovered your blog and it's so inspiring, the images are perfection. Hope you're having a relaxing break.

mady dooijes said...

i just bought country style- i had a quick flick trough and thought what a gorgeous house. enjoy your holiday. have a fabulous 2009. love your blog by the way.

Debra said...

Anxiously awaiting your return- but hope you are having a delightful holiday.
Happy New Year~
Debra

Mrs Potter said...

Ann I saw your feature on country style. Its amazing! I NEED one of those blue table clothes, where can I buy one????????
MrsP
xx

Courtney said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and that you are enjoying the holiday break! I can't wait to see more from the magazine spread.

Primrose said...

Congrats on the Country Style spread. It looked wonderful and it must have been great to work with the amazing Shannon.